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2009 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year named

February 25, 2010 09:00 PM
New York West's Christopher Pacilio honored at Awards Gala

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 26, 2010) - The recipient of the 2009 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year award was announced tonight at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2010 US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The national Administrator of the Year award winner is Christopher Pacilio, of Philadelphia, N.Y.

Hilary Kennedy, host of The US Youth Soccer Show on Fox Soccer Channel, set the stage for the night as the master of ceremonies for the more than 1,000 in attendance. Boys and Girls Competitive and Recreation Coaches of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Goal and Save of the Year, Male and Female Young Referees of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award were also presented during the Gala and the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame inductees were honored as well.
Christopher Pacilio, of Philadelphia, N.Y., not only had a vision, but also the drive, determination and energy to see his goals to fruition. Under his leadership and guidance, the Northern New York Soccer League was built. Pacilio established coaching courses and ensured referee training. His league began with only Under-12 Boys and Girls. Pacilio's efforts have expanded the league's size to over 1,000 players in six different age groups for boys and girls. He has helped to bring organized soccer to youth in three counties in northern New York.

The recipient of the Administrator of the Year award was selected by the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors for his extraordinary accomplishments in administration over a career.
The regional winners of the 2009 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year are:
Region I
Christopher Pacilio*
New York State West Youth Soccer Association
Region II
Jeff Bump
River Falls
Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association
Region III
Tanja Moree
Louisiana Soccer Association
Region IV
Teresa Obenauer
Washington Youth Soccer Association
*denotes national US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year
For bios on each of the regional award winners, click here.

For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go to

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit
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